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Viar set to remain president of ARC

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis May 3, 2012

The Santa Barbara Community College District’s board of trustees concluded its nationwide search for a new president on April 26 with the appointment of Dr. Lori Gaskin as superintendent-president, according...

American River College president David Viar is one of four finalists for the president position at Santa Barbara City College. The announcement will be made on April 26. (File photo)

Viar up for top position in Southern California

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis April 18, 2012

Dr. David Viar, president of American River College, is in the running to become the next president of Santa Barbara City College according to the president of SBCC’s board of trustees, Dr. Peter Haslund. Viar...

Religion’s future lies in hands of spiritual youth

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis April 18, 2012

According to recent statistics published by The Pew Forum, 44 percent of young adults entering their freshman year of college are regular churchgoers. By the time young adults enter their junior year of...

Thompson Square in the midst of their March 29 performance. Squares Keifer Thompson (right) speaks exclusively to ARCurrent.coms Mark Lewis.

Thompson Square’s Keifer Thompson opens up about touring, trophies and diggin’ ditches

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis April 16, 2012

Country music’s newest sensations, Thompson Square, are the married duo of singers Keifer and Shawna Thompson. Their self-titled debut album released in 2011 was the No. 1 Most Played Record of 2011...

Husband-and-wife country duo Thompson Square are inseperable during a March 29 concert at Sacramentos Power Balance Pavilion.

Country’s most buzzed about new band Thompson Square excites Sacramento crowd out-performing headliners Lady Antebellum

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis April 16, 2012

Although Lady Antebellum may have been the headliners of a trio of country acts that performed in front of a sold-out Sacramento crowd on March 29, it was a husband-and-wife country duo named Thompson...

Serenades John Vesely plays Sacramentos Ace of Spades sans band on March 19.

Secondhand Serenade rivets Sacramento audience who can’t help but fall for them

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis April 15, 2012

John Vesely, better known as the one-man band Secondhand Serenade, performed a captivating nine-song set to a packed crowd of “emo-ites” at Sacramento’s Ace of Spades club on March 19, 2012. The...

John Vesely, better known as Secondhand Serenade, sits down with ARCurrent.coms Mark Lewis.

Secondhand Serenade’s John Vesely dishes about his fans, touring with Boyce Avenue and his upcoming album

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis April 11, 2012

Prior to a March 19 tour stop at Sacramento’s Ace of Spades club, The Current’s Mark Lewis was given the chance to sit down opposite John Vesely who you may know better as the one man band Secondhand...

American River College president Dr. David Viar (ARC archive photo).

ARC president Dr. David Viar in running to become next president of Santa Barbara City College

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis April 11, 2012

Dr. David Viar, president of American River College, has been named one of four finalists to become the next president of Santa Barbara City College according to the president of SBCC’s board of Trustees,...

The Currents Mark Lewis introduces ARC to iTunes New and Noteworthy artist Alyssa Graham at the Hotel Utah in San Francisco on March 17.

Recording artist Alyssa Graham talks jazz, Jersey and Whitney Houston

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis April 8, 2012

Have you ever heard of Alyssa Graham? If you haven't - you’re probably not alone. Here's your chance to discover an artist on the cusp of notoriety. In an exclusive interview with ARCurrent.com, singer-songwriter...

Alyssa Graham and her band perform in front of a packed Hotel Utah on March 17.

Alyssa Graham: Precisely what you’re missing

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis April 8, 2012

Alyssa Graham hit San Francisco’s Hotel Utah on March 17 to perform for an intimate crowd of 50 people lucky enough to be granted the privilege of listening to one of music’s best unknown artists. In...

“The Voice’s” Dia Frampton speaks exclusively to ARCurrent.com

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis March 26, 2012

The second season of NBC’s hit television series “The Voice” premiered immediately after the Super Bowl to a record 39.6 million viewers. The singing competition featuring coaches Christina Aguilera,...

American River College meets The Voices Dia Frampton

American River College meets “The Voice’s” Dia Frampton

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis March 26, 2012

Fan favorite runner-up of last year’s inaugural season of “The Voice” brought the only thing that mattered to a sold-out March 15 crowd at Sacramento’s Power Balance Pavilion – her pipes. The...

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